Granted, you normally have to be paying hyper vigilant attention to actually catch the frequency of this kind of reporting. But this one was a bit too stark to be missed. For anyone wondering whether or not I gave more than a fleeting thought to my title question, please understand, I did. And since it truly appears that America will be emulating the European model in nearly every way and to its demise, this should be disconcerting at the very least:
Add this in with Geert Wilders' being out-and-out banned from the UK (and subsequently arrested and deported) for merely being critical of Islam in cinema, and the picture is gloomier than I wish it was. If these numbers continue to climb and the metastasizes to the west, we might just see the final full court press to abandon Israel completely.
The Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday that a survey it commissioned found nearly a third of Europeans polled blame Jews for the global economic meltdown and that a greater number think Jews have too much power in the business world.
The organization, which says its aim is "to stop the defamation of Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all," says the seven-nation survey confirms that anti-Semitism remains strong.
The poll included interviews with 3,500 people - 500 each in Austria, Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain.
It says that in Spain, 74 percent of those asked say they feel it is "probably true" that Jews hold too much sway over the global financial markets. That is the highest percentage in the survey.
Of course, the Bible simply lays it out as a default mechanism.
Maybe it's just me. But do. You. Feel. It. Getting. Colder?